Appointments to be released one-and-half days in advance
PTI | September 15, 2011
Regional Passport Office here has changed the release schedule of appointments for passport services, providing greater time period for citizens to apply, with effect from September 17.
Every day 2,575 appointments are currently released by RPO Bangalore at 8 am on the website www.passportindia.gov.in.
From Saturday, RPO Bangalore would release the appointments one-and-half days ahead of the scheduled appointment date to increase the appointment window availability and providing greater time period for citizens to apply for passport services, Regional Passport Officer Dr K J Srinivasa told reporters here.
For example,appointments to provide passport services on Sept 19 would now be released from 6 PM on Sep 17 and would be continuously available till 23:59 hours on Sept 18 or till the appointments are fully exhausted,whichever is earlier earlier.
The appointments are spread through the four Passport Seva Kendras (PSK)-- on Lalbagh Road and Marathahalli in Bangalore and in Hubli and Mangalore. Applicants can obtain appointments from Saturday to Thursday to get appointments for Monday to Friday.
Srinivasa said more and more applicants seem to profer the Lalbagh Road PSK and hence the appointments (over 1,100 per day) get exhausted within three-four hours after release of appointments, while Marathahalli PSK has over 750 appointments per day, which are available till evening everyday.
"Hence applicants are urged to explore appointment availability at Marathahalli centre for availing of passport services", he added.
The functioning of a national commission, be it NHRC, NCSC or NCST, depends on its head. Being the chief information commissioner (CIC), what is your vision for CIC? And what has been your experience so far? The chief information commissioner and ten informa
With the help of Right to Information (RTI), the common man not only has the right to know, but also the right to question those in power. This is the foundation of democracy,” said prime minister Narendra Modi at the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Central Information Commission (CIC)
Do you think the fiscal year should be from January to December?
Historically, voter turnout for local elections has lagged behind state assembly elections and general elections. For example, a recent report by Janaagraha shows that Surat recorded 40 percent voter turnout in local polls, 30 percent less than state elections
A group of women were sensitized about their rights at a workshop held in the national capital on Saturday. They were informed about the anti-harassment laws and legal provisions to safeguard women inside and outside their workplace. The workshop – organ
The Narendra Modi- Arvind Kejriwal antagonism has always been about two different kinds of populism. While it may not play out in a municipal election, the fact remains that a Kejriwal chastened by Goa and Punjab faces a mid-term test in the municipal elections. For a politician harbouring intentions of